Published May 14, 2008
TOKYO – Can lingerie really empower women?
That’s what one company apparently was thinking in its quest to design a solar-powered bra capable of generating enough electricity to charge a cell phone or iPod, Reuters reported.
Triumph International Japan showed off its "Solar Power Bra" on Wednesday in Tokyo, but it will not be in stores just yet.
The environmentally friendly, green-colored brassiere includes a solar belt that goes around the stomach, but its creator admits that "people usually cannot got outside without wearing clothes over it" and says it should not be washed or worn in the rain to avoid damage.